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CFR selects Astaldi-FCC Construccion-Salcef Construzioni–Thales Systems Romania venture for EUR 373m rail contract

CFR selects Astaldi-FCC Construccion-Salcef Construzioni–Thales Systems Romania venture for EUR 374 m rail contract

Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has selected Astaldi SpA-FCC Construccion SA-Salcef Construzioni Edili e Ferroviarie SpA– Thales Systems România venture in the tender for Rehabilitation works on Section 2: Km 614 – Gurasada, subsection 2a: Km 614 – Cap Y Bârzava. The section is part of Frontiera (Border) – Curtici – …

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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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More urban rail projects for Istanbul

More metro projects for Istanbul

The urban rail network of Istanbul will reach 489 km in 2019 and could more than double after 2023, stated Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, at the tunnel completion ceremony for Mecidiyeköy – Tekstilkent metro line section, part of Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey line (M7). “We are talking about 1000 kilometers of rail lines. In the future, we …

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HŽ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia’s railways reform

HZ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia's railways reform

Croatian rail infrastructure manager, HŽ Infrastruktura is part of a consortium participating in the tender for providing technical assistance to the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure (MoCTI) for implementing the reform of the state-owned railway companies. The KPMG Belgrade-led consortium, which also includes Dornier and Safege companies, is among the eight organisations shortlisted …

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St Petersburg Metro to attract RUB 20 bn for development projects

St. Petersburg Metro launches tender for 27 new metro trains

St Petersburg Metro plans to attract RUB 20 bn (EUR 325 million) for rolling stock and infrastructure development projects until 2021. From 2016 to 2021 years, St Petersburg Metro plans RUB 20.4 billion investments. The company will obtain a RUB 12.4 billion loan for the purchase of rolling stock to operate on Line 3. Another RUB …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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Tender for feasibility study on new rail line for Poznań Metropolitan Railway to be announced

Tender for feasibility study on new rail line for Poznań Metropolitan Railway to be announced

PKP Polish Railway Lines, Poznań Municipality and Wielkopolska Voivodeship have signed an agreement to launch a tender for the selection of a consultant to carry out the feasibility study and the environmental impact assessment report for The construction of the third railway line along the Poznań – Poznań East main rail section project.  The value of the consultancy project is estimated at PLN …

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200 Siemens locomotives for ÖBB

Die Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) haben mit Siemens einen Rahmenvertrag über die Lieferung von bis zu 200 Lokomotiven des Typs Vectron abgeschlossen. Es können bis zu 100 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven, 50 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven mit Dieselpower-Modul und 50 Mehrsystem (MS)-Lokomotiven abgerufen werden. Bei Vertragsschluss wurden 30 Vectron MS fest bestellt. Die Fahrzeuge sollen im Siemens-Werk in München, gefertigt werden. Die Auslieferung der ersten Fahrzeuge beginnt im Sommer 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order for 30 MS locomotives was placed at the signing. The locomotives will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. The first units are to be delivered beginning in summer of 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order …

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Intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project signed

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On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis signed the intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project. The agreement was signed within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers held in Tallinn. After …

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40% of Russian Railways’ tickets sold online

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In 2016, Russian Railways (RZD) sold 40% of its train tickets via the online sale channel. On the 26th of February, the official mobile app of Russian Railways, Train Tickets, will become available for free on Android smartphones and tablets at Google Play stores and Play Market. With this app, …

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